US4483491A - Towel or tissue holder - Google Patents

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US4483491A
US4483491A US06/487,973 US48797383A US4483491A US 4483491 A US4483491 A US 4483491A US 48797383 A US48797383 A US 48797383A US 4483491 A US4483491 A US 4483491A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K10/00Body-drying implements; Toilet paper; Holders therefor
    • A47K10/24Towel dispensers, e.g. for piled-up or folded textile towels; Toilet-paper dispensers; Dispensers for piled-up or folded textile towels provided or not with devices for taking-up soiled towels as far as not mechanically driven
    • A47K10/32Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper
    • A47K10/34Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper dispensing from a web, e.g. with mechanical dispensing means
    • A47K10/38Dispensers for paper towels or toilet-paper dispensing from a web, e.g. with mechanical dispensing means the web being rolled up with or without tearing edge

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This invention is a dispensing holder for rolls of paper toweling or tissue, including a wall-mountable frame, and a removable roll spindle supported at its ends in arcuate grooves of the frame, and a shelf on the frame, for holding other objects conveniently thereupon.

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This invention relates generally to holders of rolled sheet materials. More specifically, it relates to holders used for storage of rolled paper toweling or tissue material, and from which it may be dispensed in torn off, small sections, as needed.
It is well known that numerous holders have been designed in the past, for the storage and dispensing of rolled paper toweling and tissue, each of which has some particular advantage for its use. However, there has still remained a need, in all of them, for a more ideal means of supporting a spindle of the roll upon the holder frame, so that it is easier to remove for reloading, when needed, but which will be firmly held in place when the end of the roll paper is pulled and torn off.
Accordingly, it is a principal object of the present invention to provide a towel or tissue holder, which is unique in the way that the ends of the spindle are received and supported upon the holder frame.
Another object is to provide a towel or tissue holder, wherein the paper may be pulled either from the top or bottom of the roll.
Yet another object is to provide a towel or tissue holder, that is mountable against a vertical wall, and which includes a shelf, upon which various bottles or containers of different materials may be conveniently stored, for being readily handy.
Other objects are to provide a towel or tissue holder, which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use, and efficient in operation.
These, and other objects, will be readily evident, upon a study of the following specification, and the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the embodiment of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a front elevational view of the embodiment of the invention;
FIG. 3 is a side elevational view of the embodiment of the invention, taken from the left side of FIG. 2 (dot-dash line represents a wall), and
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view, taken along lines 4--4 of FIG. 2 (dot-dash line represents a wall).
Referring now to the drawing in greater detail, the reference numeral 10 represents a towel or tissue holder, according to the present invention, wherein there is a holder frame 11, that is permanently mountable against a wall, and a spindle 12, that is removably receivable upon the frame, for support of a paper toweling or tissue roll 13 thereupon. The holder frame and the spindle may be made of any suitable material, such as either hardwood or a rigid plastic, that may be either transparent, or in any of various colors, so as to harmonize with the decor of a room.
The holder frame includes a pair of parallel, spaced-apart side panels 14, that are rigidly affixed to opposite ends of a horizontal bottom panel 15, and a pair of rear braces 16 placed therebetween. Another horizontal panel, placed across the top thereof, forms a shelf 17. A raised bead 18 extends around a front end and side edges of the shelf, in order to prevent objects, placed upon the shelf, from falling off. Each rear brace includes a hole 19 at its center, for receiving a screw or other fastener, for securement to the wall 20. The sides 21 of the two side panels, facing each other, each include a shallow groove 22 formed therein, for supporting the spindle therebetween. Each groove is arcuate-shaped; its upper portion extending downwardly in a rearward direction from a rounded front edge 23 of the side panel, and a lower portion of the groove continues extending downwardly, but in a slightly forwardly direction, in order to form a rearwardly projecting corner 24 therebetween, along the groove front edge. The groove lower portion is made slightly wider than the upper portion, so as to serve as a comfortable seat, in which the spindle end can rest or rotate.
In operative use, a roll of paper is fitted on the spindle, by inserting the spindle through the central hole 25 of the roll, and then sliding the spindle ends into the grooves of the frame. The device is now ready for use. It is to be noted, that, while the paper roll remains still a full size, before excessive portions are torn off therefrom, it serves to hide from view any object that may be placed upon the bottom panel 15, which thus can serve as a secret shelf. The holder may be manufactured in different sizes, for either paper toweling or bathroom tissue, or else be made up in sets for both.
It is to be noted, that the spindle will not pop out of the grooves when the paper is pulled, for unwinding a portion of it from the roll, the spindle remaining in the bottom of the grooves, because of the rearwardly projecting corners 24, even if the paper is pulled in a slightly upwardly direction. To replace the paper roll, simply lift the spindle and it will easily travel out the grooves.
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it is understood that such changes will be within the spirit and scope of the present invention, as is defined by the appended claims.

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1. A towel or tissue holder, comprising, in combination, a frame and a spindle removably receivable upon said frame; said frame comprising a pair of spaced-apart, parallel side panels each having a rounded front edge, a transverse panel mounted across the top of both said side panels forming a top shelf, a pair or rear braces between said side panels having mounting holes for securing said holder to a room wall, a shallow groove on facing sides of said pair of side panels for supporting said spindle therebetween, opposite ends of said spindle being slidably received and supported in said grooves, a replacable roll of paper being received on said spindle, each said groove opening out on a rounded front edge of said side panel and extending arcuately rearwardly and downwardly, and including a rearwardly projecting corner formed therealong, and having a horizontal bottom panel comprising a secret shelf behind said roll of paper.
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US4721267A (en) * 1986-03-07 1988-01-26 Benson, Inc. Mounting assembly for a roll of material
US4871123A (en) * 1987-02-12 1989-10-03 Lee Raymond N Paper roll holding device
US4913365A (en) * 1986-06-25 1990-04-03 Shamass John M Dispenser for rolled sheet materials
US5248105A (en) * 1992-04-20 1993-09-28 Cooker John T Toilet paper appliance
US5311986A (en) * 1992-03-09 1994-05-17 Putz Joan M Premoistened wipe dispenser for conventional toilet-tissue roll holders
US5385266A (en) * 1993-11-30 1995-01-31 Pate; Ronald Anti-theft device for coin operated newspaper dispenser
US5450981A (en) * 1994-02-28 1995-09-19 Fields; Willie Toilet tissue dispensers with pivoting hinges
US5618008A (en) * 1995-12-28 1997-04-08 The Procter & Gamble Company Apparatus for dispensing multiple productions from a single tissue roll holder
USD384878S (en) * 1996-08-23 1997-10-14 Alert Stamping & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Cord storage reel
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US5732899A (en) * 1996-04-29 1998-03-31 Wells; William Edgar Wire reel unwind assembly including wire reel mounting unit
FR2795619A1 (en) * 1999-06-30 2001-01-05 Rene Rodolphe Pasquier Single sheet dispenser for paper towels has housing with end panels having stepped recesses to support roll shaft
US6241180B1 (en) 1999-06-15 2001-06-05 David S. Potter Apparatus for holding and dispensing rolled sheet material
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US6682035B1 (en) * 2000-06-01 2004-01-27 Virginia R. Hart Hair band holder
US7195195B1 (en) 2005-09-20 2007-03-27 Pullen Jr Charles E Tissue holder
US20070084737A1 (en) * 2005-10-14 2007-04-19 Cook James J Trial kit for toilet paper and moist wipes
US20090066201A1 (en) * 2007-09-06 2009-03-12 Ana Colon Apparatus for Storing and Dispensing Rolled Cleaning Wipes
US20090173746A1 (en) * 2008-01-09 2009-07-09 Wen-Yuan Lin EasyPut Bathroom Organizer/Bathroom Organizer
US20110179825A1 (en) * 2006-08-14 2011-07-28 Shelly Avneri Katzir Ring and method for wearing
US10104965B1 (en) * 2017-09-23 2018-10-23 Patrick Earl Miller Toilet paper holder mounted adjustable bathroom shelf
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US20190290078A1 (en) * 2018-03-21 2019-09-26 Thomas L Moses Bathroom fixture
US20200223651A1 (en) * 2019-01-11 2020-07-16 Ryszard Gulik Singlehandedly operated dispenser for rolled sheets of paper

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US4680943A (en) * 1985-04-11 1987-07-21 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Ice maker
US4721267A (en) * 1986-03-07 1988-01-26 Benson, Inc. Mounting assembly for a roll of material
US4913365A (en) * 1986-06-25 1990-04-03 Shamass John M Dispenser for rolled sheet materials
US4871123A (en) * 1987-02-12 1989-10-03 Lee Raymond N Paper roll holding device
US5311986A (en) * 1992-03-09 1994-05-17 Putz Joan M Premoistened wipe dispenser for conventional toilet-tissue roll holders
US5248105A (en) * 1992-04-20 1993-09-28 Cooker John T Toilet paper appliance
US5385266A (en) * 1993-11-30 1995-01-31 Pate; Ronald Anti-theft device for coin operated newspaper dispenser
US5450981A (en) * 1994-02-28 1995-09-19 Fields; Willie Toilet tissue dispensers with pivoting hinges
US6047920A (en) * 1995-12-28 2000-04-11 The Procter & Gamble Company Apparatus for dispensing multiple products from a single tissue roll holder
US5618008A (en) * 1995-12-28 1997-04-08 The Procter & Gamble Company Apparatus for dispensing multiple productions from a single tissue roll holder
US5732899A (en) * 1996-04-29 1998-03-31 Wells; William Edgar Wire reel unwind assembly including wire reel mounting unit
USD384878S (en) * 1996-08-23 1997-10-14 Alert Stamping & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Cord storage reel
US5718396A (en) * 1996-09-05 1998-02-17 Maresca; Anthony S. Material roll holder having L-shaped movable arm
US6241180B1 (en) 1999-06-15 2001-06-05 David S. Potter Apparatus for holding and dispensing rolled sheet material
FR2795619A1 (en) * 1999-06-30 2001-01-05 Rene Rodolphe Pasquier Single sheet dispenser for paper towels has housing with end panels having stepped recesses to support roll shaft
US6682035B1 (en) * 2000-06-01 2004-01-27 Virginia R. Hart Hair band holder
US20020171003A1 (en) * 2001-05-01 2002-11-21 Johnson Gerald Wayne Paper towel and toilet tissue dispenser
US7195195B1 (en) 2005-09-20 2007-03-27 Pullen Jr Charles E Tissue holder
US20070084737A1 (en) * 2005-10-14 2007-04-19 Cook James J Trial kit for toilet paper and moist wipes
US7410052B2 (en) * 2005-10-14 2008-08-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Trial kit for dispensing toilet paper and moist wipes
US20110179825A1 (en) * 2006-08-14 2011-07-28 Shelly Avneri Katzir Ring and method for wearing
US20090066201A1 (en) * 2007-09-06 2009-03-12 Ana Colon Apparatus for Storing and Dispensing Rolled Cleaning Wipes
US8104847B2 (en) * 2007-09-06 2012-01-31 Ana Colon Apparatus for storing and dispensing rolled cleaning wipes
US20090173746A1 (en) * 2008-01-09 2009-07-09 Wen-Yuan Lin EasyPut Bathroom Organizer/Bathroom Organizer
US10301142B2 (en) * 2014-01-17 2019-05-28 Ademco Inc. Inertia braking payout device and package system
US10356931B1 (en) 2017-05-26 2019-07-16 King Slide Works Co., Ltd. Rack mounting system
US10104965B1 (en) * 2017-09-23 2018-10-23 Patrick Earl Miller Toilet paper holder mounted adjustable bathroom shelf
US20190290078A1 (en) * 2018-03-21 2019-09-26 Thomas L Moses Bathroom fixture
CN108747556A (en) * 2018-04-24 2018-11-06 浙江联品电子科技有限公司 It is a kind of processing transmitter cabinet shearing machine on waste material collection device
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